First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion Hospital

The deceased person’s heart was allocated to Fortis hospital. The liver was allocated to KEM Hospital. One kidney was allocated to Hinduja hospital, while other was allocated to Sion Hospital

First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion HospitalThe first cadaver donation of the year happened in Sion Hospital on Sept 28. Abraham John, a 35-year-old man’s organs were donated to the various hospitals in the city. Abraham who was from Kerala was hospitalised in Sion Hospital on Sept 26 after he met with a railway accident. His heart was allocated to Fortis […]

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge

Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants until some years ago. Slowly, the scenario is changing. In the last month, Mumbai witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Still, lot has to be done, in order to raise awareness regarding the same. Here, My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively with regards to the heart transplants but also analyses the challenges behind it

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge    With Aaradhya Mule getting discharged on Wednesday, evening, the question arises is, where are we heading from now on, in terms of paediatric heart transplants? The four year old Mule, waited for about a year-and-a-half in search of a suitable heart. According to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC), out of the twenty-nine heart […]

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new home

After a relentless battle, four-year-old Aaradhya Mule left for home with a new heart beating inside her. Her parents are grateful for the prayers and good wishes that helped them tide over all difficulties

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new homeAfter spending 22 days in the hospital, little spirited Aaradhya Mule was discharged on Wednesday, evening. Finally, the tiny brave girl’s ordeal has ended after a year-and-a-half. The family, who have received love and support in the time of deep crisis, said this is nothing short of a miracle. Now, smiling Aaradhya has left Fortis […]

Hospital staff gets emotional while a smiling Aaradhya heads home

As Aaradhya Mule gets discharged, the hospital wishes the best for the tiny spirited girl. All in all, the journey of the Mule’s has successfully ended. The hospital staff say she was very much like a family for them

Hospital staff gets emotional while a smiling Aaradhya heads homeIt is often believed that relations are made by heart. And sure enough, that stands true as that could be witnessed at Fortis Hospital, Mulund as little Aaradhya left for her Taloja home after being discharged from the hospital. Aaradhya used to visit the hospital every fortnight and had formed a rather close bond with […]

Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for money

On September 20, as My Medical Mantra reported the good news of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old child of an ex-army man receiving a heart, the family is fighting to collect funds to pay the hospital for Krushna's heart transplant that took place at Fortis Hospital in Mulund yesterday

Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for moneySoldiers and army professionals are generally the one we look up to for our safety. One such retired army man is Ganesh Sadgir, who is currently running from pillar to post to gather funds for his 8-year-old son’s heart transplant surgery that took place yesterday at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The heart transplant alone costs 18 […]

11-year-old saves four lives

Organ donation is the new catch-phrase these days. In another case of organ donation, parents of a 11-year old with a farming background have donated her heart, liver and kidney to save four lives after she was declared brain-dead, yesterday

11-year-old saves four livesIn yet another case of organ donation, parents of 11-year-old who belongs to a family of farmers have donated her heart, liver and kidney to save four lives, after she was declared brain-dead, yesterday night. The heart was donated to Fortis hospital in Mulund, to a 7-year-old boy and liver was donated to a 23 […]

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to Krushna

With the city reeling under torrential rains, there is good news pouring for the family of an eight-year-old from Ahmednagar. Krushna Sadgir regarding whom My Medical Mantra had first reported on September 02 has finally received a new heart

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to KrushnaWhile everyone in the city was worried about getting stuck in the rains, the family of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, praised all gods for helping their little child in need. Sadgir, who was suffering from a rare heart ailment, got a call from the Fortis hospital […]

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeries

Medical field is constantly evolving with the new path-breaking technologies. Now, it is possible to perform a mock surgery by making a 3d model of the heart, which is also used for multiple procedures. Doctors across the field are using the model, for being accurate. However, doctors also opine that it should be used only when needed

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeriesMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the 3d printing model for the purpose of greater accuracy. Mitesh Patil  (name changed) an eight-year-old boy, who came to Fortis hospital in […]

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal Godse

Komal Godse, a 26-year-old Satara resident, underwent a lung-heart transplant in May 2017, after she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Now, Komal is hale and hearty and says that nothing should bog you down. She counsels people who want to undergo transplants, by giving them a new hope, to lead a happy life. Further, the go-getter is also gearing up to participate in beauty contest as well as in the transplant Olympics

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal GodseAfter under-going a successful simultaneous lung-heart transplant surgery, Komal Godse, who had taken the diagnosis of her health condition very positively, is back on track. Indeed, her optimistic approach towards life helped her sail through the difficult times. Komal had been experiencing symptoms associated with breathlessness on and off and loss of appetite. Owing to […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]
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